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Using Vct Statistics From Kenya In Understanding The Association Between Gender And Hiv

November, 9th 2015 /35 Views/0 Downloads/in Journal add to bookmark

This paper demonstrates the importance of utilising official statistics from the voluntary counselling and testing centres (VCT) to determine the association between gender and HIV infection rates in Kenya.The study design adopted was a record based survey of data collected from VCT sites in Kenya b...

Adolescent Religiosity And Attitudes To Hiv And Aids In Ghana

November, 9th 2015 /44 Views/0 Downloads/in Journal add to bookmark

This study investigated the relationships between adolescent religiosity and attitudes to HIV/AIDS based on two major techniques of analysis, factor and regression analysis towards informing preventive school education strategies. Using cross-sectional data of 448 adolescents in junior high school, ...

Sexual Risk Reduction Among Zambian Couples

November, 9th 2015 /20 Views/0 Downloads/in Journal add to bookmark

Zambia has over 1 million HIV infections nationwide and an urban prevalence rate of 23%. This study compared the impact of maleinvolvement in multiple and single session risk reduction interventions among inconsistent condom users in Zambia and the role ofserostatus among HIV-seropositive and serodi...

Social Grants As Safety Net For Hiv/Aids-Affected Households In South Africa

November, 9th 2015 /18 Views/0 Downloads/in Journal add to bookmark

South Africa has a well-developed system of social security and the reach of the social grant safety net has expanded rapidly over the past five years. Social grants are likely to play an important role in mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS, given that eligibility for these grants is driven largely b...

A Qualitative Exploration Of Hiv-Positive Pregnant Women’S Decision-Making Regarding Abortion ...

November, 9th 2015 /64 Views/0 Downloads/in Journal add to bookmark

HIV-positive women’s abortion decisions were explored by: (i) investigating influencing factors; (ii) determining knowledge of abortion policy and public health services; and (iii) exploring abortion experiences. In-depth interviews were held with 24 HIVpositive women (15 had an abortion; 9 did...

Translating Research Into Policy: The Case Of Orphans And Vulnerable Children In South Africa

November, 9th 2015 /98 Views/0 Downloads/in Journal add to bookmark

Policies are often developed without taking into account social science research findings and recommendations, despite the plethora of such research studies.This is largely because researchers and policy makers often work in isolation, yet if they worked synergistically they could have a significant...

Factors Underlying Taking A Child To Hiv Care: Implications For Reducing Loss To Follow-Up Among Hi...

November, 9th 2015 /32 Views/0 Downloads/in Journal add to bookmark

Objective: With the aim of reducing pediatric loss to follow-up (LTFU) from HIV clinical care programs in sub-Saharan Africa, we sought to understand the personal and socio-cultural factors associated with the behavior of caregivers taking HIV-infected and -exposed children for care in western Kenya...

€˜Checkmating Hiv&Aids’: Using Chess To Break The Silence In The Classroom

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In this article, I give an account of my ‘Checkmating HIV&AIDS’ action research project, which was an attempt to break the ‘culture of silence’ concerning HIV&AIDS and sex and sexuality in my classroom. In this project, I focused specifically on one code of sport, namely ...

Military Men And Sexual Practices: Discourses Of €˜Othering’ In Safer Sex In The Light Of ...

November, 9th 2015 /18 Views/0 Downloads/in Journal add to bookmark

Despite recent reports that there is increasing condom use, generally resistance to condom use is still high. This paper focuses on factors inhibiting condom use and explores issues of responsibility for safe sex practices to prevent infection among a group of 14 South African male soldiers. Militar...

Feasibility And Acceptability Of A Bar-Based Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention For Bar Patrons In ...

November, 9th 2015 /27 Views/0 Downloads/in Journal add to bookmark

Alcohol consumption is a recognised risk factor for HIV infection. Alcohol serving establishments have been identified as appropriate venues in which to deliver HIV prevention interventions. This paper describes  experiences and lessons learnt from implementing a combined HIV prevention intervent...